Churchill Academy & Sixth Form

Churchill at 60

Churchill Academy & Sixth Form celebrates the start of its  60th year on the 14th January, the date of the first entry in the 'school log book'.

“We have a series of events planned to mark Churchill’s diamond jubilee, including charity events and activities planned within our lessons. These will culminate in a gala dinner in September, celebrating Churchill through the ages, to mark the anniversary of the school’s official opening ceremony.

This outstanding school has always had a reputation for great education. Thousands of students have passed through the doors since the school first opened, and Churchill will be asking alumni to get in touch to help celebrate during this landmark year,” said Chris Hildrew, Head Teacher.

The school has undergone some structural changes over the sixty years, including the addition of the Performing Arts block when the school was awarded Performing Arts status. More recently, the refurbishment of the hall and gym after the school gained Academy status, and the new Business and IT block that is currently under construction.

Below are a series of pictures from the School Log Book, recording the first day at the new school on January 14th, 1957, along with some photographs from our archive. 

Below is a scanned copy of the school's first register, containing the names of all the students who started at the school in its first years. Are you one of these people? Do you know one of them? If you have any photographs or memories of the school in the beginning, we would love to hear from you! Email us at with the subject line "Churchill at 60"


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